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Women & Children outside Farm Labor Camp

Women & Children outside Farm Labor Camp

This ca. 1967 photograph shows Hispanic women and children standing near plywood-sided cabins at a farm labor camp in the Willamette Valley.  The photograph is …

Oregon History Project
Women Can Fillers, Elmore Cannery

Women Can Fillers, Elmore Cannery

This undated photograph shows women filling cans at the Elmore Cannery, located in Astoria. The Elmore Cannery, founded by Samuel Elmore, operated from 1886 to …

Oregon History Project
Women Cannery Workers

Women Cannery Workers

This photograph was taken by Portland photographer John F. Ford, probably between 1900 and 1902. It shows women labeling cans of salmon at the Megler …

Oregon History Project
Women Cherry Pickers during World War II

Women Cherry Pickers during World War II

For farmers and orchardists in Oregon, labor shortages during World War II threatened to leave vegetables and grains rotting in the fields and unpicked fruit on the trees. …

Oregon History Project
Women Dry Salmon at Celilo Village

Women Dry Salmon at Celilo Village

This photograph shows Warm Springs tribal members Edna David (left) and Stella McKinley (right) drying salmon at Celilo Village. It was taken by an Oregon …

Oregon History Project
Women Packing Cherries, Hood River

Women Packing Cherries, Hood River

The fruit industry has been an important part of the Hood River economy since the late nineteenth century. This early twentieth century photograph shows women …

Oregon History Project
Women Pray at Nichiren Buddhist Church, 1963

Women Pray at Nichiren Buddhist Church, 1963

This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on November 25, 1963. It shows a group of women praying at Portland’s Nichiren Buddhist Church during …

Oregon History Project
Women Workers, Pacific Coast Biscuit Company

Women Workers, Pacific Coast Biscuit Company

This photograph of three women packers at the Pacific Coast Biscuit Company was probably taken sometime between 1900 and 1905. The Pacific Coast Biscuit Company …

Oregon History Project
Wool Buyers at Shaniko

Wool Buyers at Shaniko

This photograph features wool buyers at Shaniko in eastern Wasco County. In 1910, the approximate date of this photograph, Shaniko was a major transportation hub …

Oregon History Project
Workers at Bonneville Dam Site, 1935

Workers at Bonneville Dam Site, 1935

This 1935 photograph shows workers excavating volcanic rock at the construction site of Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. Workers used jackhammers and explosives to …

Oregon History Project

Interpretive Essays

Interpretive essays use primary documents from the Oregon Historical Society archives to help readers imagine the events, people, and issues that shaped Oregon history.